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Central Michigan Life named College Media Company of the Year


Central Michigan Life employees hold their awards April 1 during the College Media Business and Advertising Managers convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

For the fourth consecutive year, Central Michigan Life took home the title of College Media Company of the Year at the College Media Business and Advertising Managers convention.

The annual convention serves students and advisers within business and sales departments of college media companies. This year's convention was held from March 29 to April 1 in Fort Worth, Texas. 

"It is an incredible honor for our students to be recognized by the professionals who judged the categories, Kathy Simon, assistant director of CMU Student Publications said. "There are so many talented programs in the country, and I am very proud of their accomplishments this year."

CM Life won awards in 27 out of 46 categories at the convention, placing first in 12 categories including Best College Media Sales Program and Best College Media PR/Marketing Program. 

The title of College Media Company of the Year is earned through placement in each award category. Mustang News from California Polytechnic State University placed second and Ka Leo from the University of Hawaii at Manoa placed third.

Grand Rapids December 2016 graduate, Maddie Davis, placed third for Best PR/Marketing Manager. Howell December 2016 graduate Maureen Hamell placed third for Best Advertising Manager.

"Our students continue to impress me with their passion, creativity and tenacity to improve our program each year," Simon said.